Developer: Innolab Pte Ltd
Current Version: 3.1
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 678.7 KB - Download
Audiobook Wizard takes in any number of mp3 or AAC encoded files and joins them into one huge audiobook file, complete with chapter markers and iTunes compatible meta tags so you can sync everything into your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Audiobook Wizard is literally drop and click by making smart decisions for you. It selects the optimum size by splitting files too large to be played by iTunes, choosing the best encoding rate, add chapters according to input files provided and naming output files in best way for iTunes file management. It can also automatically add the output to iTunes library.
+ Accepts both mp3 and AAC (m4a) encoded files
+ Three encoding quality option
-- CD Stereo (128 kbps stereo)
-- Enhanced (64k kbps mono)
-- Standard (32 kbps mono)
+ Simple operation. Default settings provide optimal experience.
+ Can handle mix of mp3 and AAC files in one book
-- Input files can have vastly different bit rates
-- Useful when compiling audiobook from different sources e.g. lectures, mashups etc.
+ Automatically and accurately generates multi volume audiobooks when necessary
-- Ensures that size of each volume is acceptable to iTunes
-- Correctly name each volume so iTunes can identify the playback order
-- When unnecessary, reduces audiobook to one file for easy management
+ Automatic add chapter markers to completed audiobook
-- Chapters named according to input file name
-- Chapters support multi language and mix language
-- Easily jump to any chapter using iPhone playback control
+ Capable of handling hundreds of files in one session
-- Typical audiobooks ripped from CDs are less than 50 files
+ User can tag audiobook with iTunes meta tags for title, author, comments and add album artwork
-- This is optional but is useful for greater control over audiobook collection
+ Automatically add the right meta tags to the audiobook so it will appear under Books category in iTunes
-- Makes it easy to find and manage all your audiobooks and sync to your iPhone etc
-- Once sync to your iPhone, it will appear under the Audiobook tab
-- Can be played back at 1/2X, 1X, 2X speed with 30 sec rewind button
+ Generated audiobooks will work with iPhone, iPad, iPod and any audiobook format capable players
Fixed compatibility with OS X 10.9 Maverick
Most Helpful Reviews
Worth paying for! - I was using the free version of this app previously. Having upgraded to Lion, I thought I might support the author's work by buying the appstore version. I am glad I did. The new version is even simpler to use and is much faster as a bonus. Compared to the free version, there is almost zero decisions to make and the outcome is positive every time. Drag drop all your audio files into audiobook wizard and click build. I am not big into tagging with artwork etc as I tend to delete my books after listening to them, so I don't bother. But that functionality is available if needed. Just click the tag icon before you build. One problem I had with the free version was creating long audiobooks (more than 10 hours), where I would have to manage the process by breaking up the book into 2 parts. In the paid version, this now happens automagically.
Does Not Work - First, before buying, realize that there is a free version that exists for people with Snow Leopard or earlier. Second, I have not been able to get the program to work. It permanently locks up in the finalizing stage.
More Reviews for Current Version
Powerfully Simple - Awesome App. I am always going to my local library and checking out audiobooks on cd. With this app, it is simple and easy to make an audiobook for iTunes. I have used it many times. 1. Load audiobook cds into iTunes (as songs). 2. Use Audiobook Wizard to create an audiobook from the song files. 3. Delete audiobook song files from iTunes. 4. Done
This is a great program - I have been using this app for years to create audiobooks from my mp3 and CD audiobooks. It allows you to put things in order, add an image, and basically just makes it easy to create a great audiobook from the files that you already own. If you are creating from CD’s, you can have iTunes combine all the tracks into one before you rip the CD. It is an amazing program and has served me well for a long time.
fails to install - fails to install nothing seems to fix it. waste of money..